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"Originally published in French [©2018] as Psychologie de la connerie by Sciences Humaines Editions, Auxerre Cedex." -- Verso.
"Some of the world's smartest people explain stupidity, among them Daniel Kahneman, Dan Ariely, Alison Gopnik, Howard Gardner, Antonio Damasio, Aaron James, and Ryan Holiday. "We need books like this one." --Steven Pinker And so I proclaim, o idiots of every stripe and morons of all kinds, this is your moment of glory: this book speaks only to you. But you will not recognize yourselves... Stupidity is all around us, from the coworker who won't stop hitting "reply all" to the former high school classmate posting conspiracy theories on Facebook. But in order to battle idiocy, we must first understand it. In The Psychology of Stupidity, some of the world's leading psychologists and thinkers--including Nobel Prize winners and bestselling authors--will show you... -why smart people sometimes believe in utter nonsense; -how our lazy brains cause us to make the wrong decisions; -why trying to debate fools is a trap; -how media manipulation and Internet overstimulation make us dumber; -why the stupidest people don't think they're stupid. Their wisdom and wit are a balm for our aggrieved souls and a beacon of hope in a world of morons"-- Provided by publisher.
On stupidity: A warning / Jean-François Marmion -- The scientific study of idiots / Serge Ciccotti -- A taxonomy of morons / Jean-François Dortier -- A theory of assholes: A conversation with Aaron James -- From stupidity to hogwash / Pascal Engel -- To be human is to be easily fooled / Jean-François Marion -- Stupidity and cognitive bias / Ewa Drozda-Senkowska -- Thinking fast and slow: A conversation with Daniel Kahneman -- On stupidity in the brain / Pierre Lemarquis -- Intentional idiocy / Yves-Alexandre Thalmann -- When very smart people believe very dumb things / Brigitte Axelrad -- Why we find meaning in coincidences: A conversation with Nicolas Gauvrit -- Stupidity as logical delirium / Boris Cyrulnik -- The language of stupidity / Patrick Moreau -- Emotions don't (always) make us stupid: A conversation with Antonio Damasio -- Stupidity and narcissism / Jean Cottraux -- The biggest media manipulators: The media itself: A conversation with Ryan Holiday -- Stupid and evil social networks / François Jost -- The Internet: The death of intelligence? A conversation with Howard Gardner -- Stupidity and post-truth / Sebastian Dieguez -- The metamorphoses of nationalist folly / Pierre de Senarclens -- How can we fight collective error? / Claudie Bert -- We all consume like fools: A conversation with Dan Ariely -- The human: The animal that dares all / Laurent Bègue -- What can be done about assholes? / Emmanuelle Piquet -- Stupidity from the child's perspective: A conversation with Alison Gopnik -- Do we dream of stupidity? / Delphine Oudiette -- The worst stupidity is thinking you're smart: A conversation with Jean-Claude Carrière -- Making peace with your stupidity / Stacey Callahan -- Stupidity is the background noise of wisdom: A conversation with Tobie Nathan.
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